Easy Fresh Eggs Wooden Sign

Hi everyone! I am back today with a super easy project I created for Momenta! I have longed for one of those Farm house signs that is popular but I sure didn’t want to pay $30 or more. Plus I needed it to fit into an odd space above my stove hood in my kitchen.

I had my dad cut a piece of scrap wood 8″x21 1/2″ and I sanded over the board once it was cut to smooth the edges. I started by painting one coat of  White Stencil Paint and once dry I decided it definitely needed another coat of paint since it has a “streaky” look. In total I applied three coats of paint before I was satisfied. 
I used the Black Alphabet Stickers for the lettering of the sign. I picked out “FRESH EGGS’ verbiage and all I had to do was make sure I placed the letters in a straight line.
 Once the letters were lined up I removed the backing one letter at a time and stuck to the sign. It couldn’t have been any easier. Easy Peasy! If you aren’t following Momenta you can find them on these following social media sites!



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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Get Wrapped Blog Hop: Start Something Journal

Hi everyone! I hope y’all are having a great day. Here, where I live, the weather is cooling down which means fall is right around the corner. Even though I could live in a Spring/Summer climate year around it is nice that the temperatures aren’t in the upper 90’s+. 😎 Well, enough about weather and lets get on with this blog post and the Let’s Get Wrapped Blog Hop!

I would like for you to join Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull and their teams for the “Get Wrapped Blog Hop”- a creative collaboration using products from the artists. Be inspired, learn new techniques and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Make sure to check out each post- you will not want to miss one…

For my project I cut one Wrapped Journal from Mat Board and embossed the whole cover with the Retro Circles Embossing Folder.

I painted the whole outside and the inside spines with Green Patina Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint.

I randomly inked the cover with Top Boss Embossing Pad and sprinkled the Dirty Sand Bake Texture over the Top Boss areas and used a heat tool to set the Bake Texture.

I used both of the circle stamps from the Stampendous! Mushroom Home Set. I inked the circle stamps with the Top Boss Embossing Pad and in random spots I stamped the cover. I sprinkled Midnight Sky Allure onto the Top Boss areas and set with the heat tool. I completed the same steps with the Just Java Aroma.

I went back over the cover again randomly applying Top Boss, sprinkling Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the cover and setting it with a heat tool.

I punched holes in the cover and added Antique Gold Closure Handles which can be found at Hobby Lobby .
I added Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the inside spines and covered the inside with a map patterned cardstock from the Paper Studio Uncharted Paper Collection. I also tied off a rust colored elastic cord to hold notebooks or junk journal pages.
To finish up the outside cover of my wrapped journal I went through my chipboard embellishments and came across this book plate that had been printed and cut off center. Well, that’s no problem! 
I completely inked the book plate with Top Boss, added Midnight Sky Allure and set with a heat tool.
I cut a circle from patterned cardstock using the Circle Diecut from the Word and Circles 2 Stamp and Diecut Collection which I adhered to the cover. I also added this colorful image of a boy, paper strip and book plate with a sentiment I found in a sticker pack. I finished the book plate off with two black gems. Now all I need to do is add pages or notebooks to the inside.

Now for all the fun stuff!!! There will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don’t want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.
You Are HERE: Tonya Trantham

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #348-#349
Mini Album Makers Challenge: August

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Spring "Snow" Globe

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband’s study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun. I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to’s HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Dresser Up-cycle Project

Hi everyone! How is your day going? Me? I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. August has been a rough month with me still mending for my surgery, my dad finding out he has prostate cancer (doctor is hopeful since it has been caught in time) and the sudden lost of our grandson who was only 16 months old. My crafting mojo went into hiding and all I could do was sit and look at my supplies. I have forced myself to complete design team projects for this month  and I am slowly getting that itch to create.
I do have an up-cycle project that has been in the works for several months now and I can now finally share the finished piece. Well, as you all know I am in the never ending remodeling project here and me and my very handy parents are still working in the laundry room, den/breakfast nook/kitchen. In the kitchen was a hideous built in desk…imagine country blue laminate with burgundy tile…can we say ICK! :-p . Well, I had my dad remove the desk but then there was the empty space beneath the cabinets. So I go the idea to refurbish this dresser. As you can see it had seen better days but the best part it is made of wood and solid. The only problem was it was a little too tall for where I wanted to put it. Sooooo…I had my dad cut almost two inches off the top of it. We removed the top before sawing and the decorative piece on the top (that will be used in another project later on).

Pardon my cat’s tail in the photo 😀 but this is what it looked like after cutting it down. I also removed two of the drawers since I wanted a place for my husband’s massive lunch box when he wasn’t at work.

My dad installing the shelf in the dresser…the wood is leftover from the desk top that my dad cut for me.

After my dad sanded this is what the completed project looks like.

The paint is actually a custom color. I found a paint chip at Walmart but had it mixed at Lowes. I buy the most expensive paint they have because it has no odor (also this is the color I am painting my kitchen cabinets). I have bad alergies and my husband has migraines…who wants to smell paint for almost two weeks??? Not me!

The top of the dresser I left natural and painted with a clear sealer. Also the drawer pulls I spray painted with Rust-oleum Metal Satin Nickel. Later I might add a curtain to the opening to hide the massive lunch box. 😉 Now I have storage for linens, towels and whatever else that I can’t fit into my cabinets.
I hope you like this and if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: DIY Water Basin Stand

Hi everyone! I have a water basin stand that had seen better days. It had a cracker in the wood where the bowl and pitcher would be placed so after using a little wood filler and replacing the towel holders with new dowels and taping off around the mirror I was ready to paint. For more info and photos hop on over to Canvas Corps blog!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Beacon Adhesives: Hello Beautiful Flip Book

Hi everyone! It’s me, Tonya and I am back with another project for the Beacon Adhesive Pop Up!

This time I created a flip book from a variety of products from DCWV and DecoArt. I used the file diecut from the 7gypsies: Gypsy Files Stamp and Diecut Collection (discontinued) and cut four file diecuts from Paint & Create Card Set and the Cut A Part sheet from the Classy Copper Collection.

I dug out several of my punches and using cardstock from the Mixed Media 6″x6″ Pad from DCWV. 

I embellished with leftover scraps from the card and Classy Copper Collection.

The card I cut and created files out of I dipped an empty toilet paper roll into Deco Art Teal Mint paint and randomly stamped circles on the front and back of each file.

Once the paint was dry on the two files I used the little set of water colors and splattered paint on the front and back and let dry.

I punched a small hole in the top of each tab and ran twine though and tied off with a bow.

The little girl images are from the Land of Nob blog which is no longer available. I printed out each and fussy cut out.

I used scraps of lace and trim that I had stashed away along with thread and of course I used my trusty bottle of Zip Dry Adhesive. 🙂

This is the first attempt at trying to make a flip book and I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Bona’s Mix Media Tag Swap

I would like to share a tag I created for Bona’s (aka Live Love Scrap) mix media tag swap that she hosted on her blog. I am in such awe of her creativity and was super excited I actually was able to get into one of her swaps.
I used a #8 tag which I did washes of the following paints: Folk Art (Slate Blue), Americana (Spa Blue), Ceramcoat (Turquoise and Green Tea).

After the washes dried I glued a piece of a 1920 dictionary page to the tag and then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils over part of the page and tag. I then let that dry. I used Perfect Pearls Mists Sour Apple and sprayed a little coat of glimmer to the tag. I used the following rubber stamps: KaiserCraft (bird cage), Christy Tomlinson (butterfly), Limited Edition (complex corner) and Stampabilities (Felt With the Heart). The birdcage, quote and the butterfly I used StazOn Timber Brown and Teal Blue ink and for the complex corner I used Stampin Up’s Craft white ink. The quote I cut apart and inked all of the edges and glued to the tag. Then I fussy cut the butterfly out and applied glue to the center of the body. I folded the wings up to make the butterfly look like it was flying. To finish it off I added a bit of lace , button and a Robin’s Egg Dew Drop to the top of the button and then it was finshed.

I also created a envelope of goodies using a Tattered Angel Field Notes Stamp set, seam binding, scrapbook paper. I included this with each tag I created.

 Also when you have a chance check out Bona’s You Tube video. I’ve included the link here. I hope this will inspire you to create your own tag.

Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!